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In the Stats: World’s Greatest Horseman

IntheStats 01 PRFSpoonfulOfGold CCushing cow 15PMPRF Spoonful Of Gold teamed up with National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Rider Corey Cushing to win the 2015 NRCHA Kalpowar World’s Greatest Horseman (WGH) contest. Nicknamed “Rock Star,” the gelding (Hes A Peptospoonful x Sons Miss Sprat x Sons Rushette) owned by Cathy Corrigan Frank, of Phoenix, racked up 889 points to win the Championship and $25,000 prize. • Photo by Primo Morales

 

The World’s Greatest Horseman (1999-2015)

IntheStats 02 TopsailsRienMaker RDilday08 PMRussell Dilday, of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, is the WGH’s top-ranked rider. His high-dollar earner is Topsails Rien Maker (pictured), who Dilday rode to three WGH championships (2008, 2009 and 2011). • Photo by Primo Morales

Top 10 Riders
1) Russell Dilday, Wynnewood, OK, $193,667
2) Bob Avila, Temecula, CA, $143,333
3) Ted Robinson, Oak View, CA, $140,033
4) Ron Emmons, Ione, CA, $117,942
5) Jon Roeser, Lemoore, CA, $97,287
6) Ron Ralls, Gainesville, TX, $90,804
7) Todd Crawford, Blanchard, OK, $78,867
8) Robbie Boyce, Purcell, OK, $77,470
9) Doug Williamson, Bakersfield, CA, $68,171
10) Boyd Rice, Weatherford, TX, $68,063

Top 10 Horses
1) Topsails Rien Maker (99S), $131,667
2) Katie Starlight (93M), $105,450
3) Olena Oak (02S), $89,400
4) Oh Cay N Short, (04G), $63,375
5) Miss Plain Plain (92M), $60,750
6) Paid By Chic (93S), $58,650
7) Just Plain Cat (99S), $54,125
8) Chex Out This Remedy (92S), $42,245
9) Light N Fine (99S), $39,875
10) A Chic In Time (93S), $36,000

Top 10 Breeders
1) Stellato Revocable Trust, Redding, CA, $131,667
2) Ward Ranch, Tulare, CA, $105,783
3) Nick & Julie Arismendi, Clements, CA, $105,450
4) Jim Babcock, Valley View, TX, $95,579
5) David Nogle, Palatine, IL, $89,400
6) Polo Ranch, Marietta, OK, $81,875
7) Clear Lake Land & Cattle, Reno, NV, $77,662
8) Eric Storey, Henagar, AL, $67,563
9) Patty Frerichs Auw, Ogden, IL, $63,375
10) Mark & Marsha Chestnut, Whitesboro, TX, $54,125

Top 10 Owners
1) Kevin Cantrelle/Russell Dilday, Raymond, CA, $126,667
2) David & Paula Hunsicker, Solvang, CA, $105,450
3) Scott & Darnell Trueblood, Ducor, CA, $61,750
4) Mel Smith/Nichole Scott, Dunnigan, CA, $59,000
5) Paid By Partners, Gainesville, TX, $58,650
6) Annie Reynolds, King Hill, ID, $55,917
7) Forty-Seven Inc., Spearman, TX, $53,188
8) Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC, Santa Ynez, CA, $48,558
9) Alan & Kay Needle, Temecula, CA, $42,850
10) Hershel & Shannon Reid, Pilot Point, TX, $40,167

IntheStats 03  SmartChicOlena.jbSmart Chic Olena, who died in 2012 at the age of 27, is the WGH’s leading sire. Olena Oak, a 2002 stallion out of Fritzs Oak E Doakie (by Doc’s Oak), credited his sire with the most WGH earnings, $89,400, followed by another Doc’s Oak grandson, Paid By Chic (out of Oaklynn), who won $58,650. • Photo by John Brasseaux

Top 10 Sires
1) Smart Chic Olena, $289,461
2) Grays Starlight, $236,170
3) Topsail Cody, $131,667
4) Shining Spark, $105,366
5) Smart Little Lena, $81,845
6) Just Plain Colonel, $78,892
7) Oh Cay Quixote, $63,375
8) Little Lenas Legend, $58,500
9) High Brow Cat, $57,000
10) Reminic, $56,100

IntheStats 04 BSRCH03 JameenGay DanaRoulet1987 mare Jameen Gay, bred by Patrick Whidden, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed down her athleticism and cow savvy to her son Topsails Rien Maker, the No. 1 money-earning WGH horse. • Photo by Dana Roulet

Top 10 Dams
1) Jameen Gay, $131,667
2) Colonel Gunsmoke, $105,450
3) Fritzs Oak E Doakie, $89,400
4) Bit Of Shorty, $63,375
5) Miss Master Blaster, $60,750
6) Oaklynn, $58,650
7) Shes Alenaglow Rio, $54,125
8) Fresno’s Miss Chex, $45,245
9) Lenas Fine Freckle, $39,875
10) Paula Tari, $36,500

IntheStats 05 SmartLittleLena JBNational Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Horse Hall of Famer and Triple Crown Champion Smart Little Lena (Doc O’Lena x Smart Peppy x Peppy San) is the WGH’s No. 1-ranked paternal grandsire. His 21 WGH money-earners have won $434,332 for average earnings of $20,682. • Photo by John Brasseaux

Top 10 Paternal Grandsires
1) Smart Little Lena, $434,332
2) Peppy San Badger, $344,787
3) Doc O’Lena, $169,816
4) Joe Cody, $131,667
5) Colonel Freckles, $120,517
6) Genuine Doc, $105,366
7) Freckles Playboy, $82,504
8) Doc Bar, $78,895
9) Doc’s Remedy, $77,492
10) Doc Quixote, $63,375

IntheStats 06 DocsOak TLyons 1978 LouiseLSerpa-copyThe WGH’s leading maternal grandsire is Doc’s Oak (Doc Bar x Susie’s Bay x Poco Tivio), a 1973 stallion who died in 2003 at age 30. Four of the stallion’s grandsons and one granddaughter have won a total of $180,346 at the event. • Photo by Louise L. Serpa

Top 10 Maternal Grandsires
1) Doc’s Oak, $180,346
2) Doc O’Lena, $167,796
3) Colonel Freckles, $133,050
4) Toby Gay Bar, $131,667
5) Smart Little Lena, $123,158
6) Peppy San Badger, $107,237
7) Shorty Lena, $63,375
8) Doc’s Hickory, $62,021
9) Master Remedy, $60,750
10) Shining Spark, $46,733

World’s Greatest Horseman History (1999-2015)
Year / Location / Entries / Added / Total Purse
1999, Guthrie, OK, 27, $100,000, $138,000
2000, Guthrie, OK, 39, $101,500, $160,000
2001, Guthrie, OK, 34, $68,650, $119,900
2003, Amarillo, TX, 27, $75,000, $120,000
2004, Amarillo, TX, 30, $80,000, $125,250
2005, Stephenville, TX, 35, $75,600, $135,250
2006, Stephenville, TX, 39, $76,000, $143,275
2007, Stephenville, TX, 28, $76,000, $125,500
2008, Stephenville, TX, 33, $76,000, $138,000
2009, San Angelo, TX, 41, $76,000, $130,500
2010, San Angelo, TX, 26, $70,000, $134,000
2011, San Angelo, TX, 26, $70,000, $125,000
2012, San Angelo, TX, 25, $50,000, $93,750
2013, San Angelo, TX, 21, $50,000, $86,750
2014, Fort Worth, TX, 31, $50,000, $104,250
2015, Fort Worth, TX, 28, $50,000, $99,000

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